Yet another in the long string of articles I have posted here in which Islamic clerics say something that, had a non-Muslim observer said it of Muslims, would bring accusations of “Islamophobia.” From MEMRI, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Sheikh Abd Al-Aziz Fawzan Al-Fawzan, a professor of Islamic law at Al-ImamUniversity, who frequently appears on Saudi TV recently made anti-Christian comments on Saudi Al-Majd TV. He told his audience to hate anyone “who worships Christ, son of Mary” and added that “whoever says ‘I don’t hate him [i.e. a Christian]’ is not a Muslim…” He went on to explain that such an attitude “is not racism” since the Christian is not hated “because of his color, gender, blood, country, or because he is American, European, Chinese, or Asian,” and stipulated that this hatred should be “positive hatred” that guides and reforms. TO VIEW THIS CLIP, VISIT: http://www.memritv.org/Transcript.asp?P1=992
Muslims Must Hate Christians With “Positive Hatred” – December 16, 2005, Al-Majd TV
Al-Fawzan: “Someone who denies Allah, worships Christ, son of Mary, and claims that God is one third of a trinity – do you like these things he says and does? Don’t you hate the faith of such a polytheist who says God is one third of a trinity, or who worships Christ, son of Mary?
“Someone who permits and commits fornication – as is the case in Western countries, where fornication is permitted and not considered a problem – don’t you hate this? Whoever says ‘I don’t hate him’ is not a Muslim, my brother.”
“This is not racism, my brother. We don’t hate a polytheist because of his color, gender, blood, country, or because he is American, European, Chinese, or Asian. They are our partners in humanity. An American Muslim may be better in Allah’s view than all the Arabs.”
“But if this person is an infidel – even if this person is my mother or father, God forbid, or my son or daughter – I must hate him, his heresy, and his defiance of Allah and His prophet. I must hate his abominable deeds. Moreover, this hatred must be positive hatred. It should make me feel compassion for him, and should make me guide and reform him.”
Read it all.